Mock Test #1 – Road Rules, Signs, and Signals

Driver's Mock Test #1 - Road Rules

#1: You plan to reverse into a side road. A pedestrian wishes to cross behind you. What is the best thing to do?

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Watch out for pedestrians crossing a road into which you are turning. If they have started to cross they have priority, so give way.

Highway code rules: 170, 202.

#2: You are driving down this narrow street. What should you be especially aware of?

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You should drive slowly and carefully on streets where there are likely to be pedestrians, cyclists and parked cars. Look out for vehicles moving off and car doors opening.

Highway code rule: 152.

#3: When you see this sign, you must:

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No entry for vehicular traffic, including pedal cycles (usually indicates the end of a one-way road where all traffic is travelling in the other direction)

#4: There is a red light at a puffin crossing ahead. Pedestrians are crossing. The red light will stay on until:

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The electronic device will automatically detect that the pedestrians have reached a safe position.

If the signal-controlled crossing is not working, proceed with extreme caution.

Highway code rule: 199.

#5: You are in an Active Traffic Management area on a motorway. When can you use the hard shoulder as a running lane?

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In areas where an Active Traffic Management (ATM) Scheme is in force, the hard shoulder may be used as a running lane. You will know when you can use this because a speed limit sign will be shown above all open lanes, including the hard shoulder.

Highway code rule: 269.

#6: You are braking on a slippery road. Your wheels lock and your car begins to skid. What is the FIRST thing you should do?

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Remove the cause of the skid by releasing the brake pedal fully.

Highway code rule: 119.

#7: Traffic is slowing down and stopping ahead. You are approaching a side road on your left. What should you do?

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Allow access into and from side roads, as blocking these will add to congestion.

Highway code rule: 151.

#8: What are the marked areas in the picture called?

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Be aware that mirrors do not cover all areas and there will be blind spots. You must turn your head and glance over your shoulder.

Highway code rule: 161.

#9: When driving through a tunnel it is a good idea to:

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When driving through a tunnel make sure you look out for variable message signs. Follow the instructions given by the signs or by tunnel officials. Accidents in tunnels can lead to serious casualties.

Highway code rule: 146.

#10: When a left-hand pavement is temporarily closed due to repairs it is important to:

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A pavement may be closed temporarily because it is not safe to use. A pedestrian may be directed to walk in or to cross the road.

Highway code rule: 35.

#11: You are waiting at a pelican crossing. The red light changes to flashing amber. This means:

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When the amber light is flashing, you MUST give way to any pedestrians on the crossing. If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution.

Highway code rule: 196.

#12: You are on a motorway when your mobile phone rings. Which of the following is the best thing to do?

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It is safer not to use any telephone while you are driving or riding. Find a safe place to stop first or use the voicemail facility and listen to messages later.

Highway code rule: 149.

#13: Which vehicles will be marked with plain orange reflective plates?

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Vehicles carrying dangerous goods in packages will be marked with plain orange reflective plates.

Highway code rule: 284.

#14: You see a horse rider ahead. What is the FIRST thing you should do?

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When passing animals, drive slowly. Be particularly careful of horse riders and horse-drawn vehicles especially when overtaking. Always pass wide and slowly.

Highway code rules: 214, 215.

#15: You are travelling along a motorway. Which overhead sign tells you to leave the motorway at the next exit?

Leave motorway at next exit. Amber flashing lights may indicate a temporary maximum speed limit, lanes that are closed or a message such as Fog.

Highway code rule: 257.

#16: Which of these signs means there is a traffic signal ahead?

Traffic signals are ahead. Slow down and be ready to stop.

#17: When approaching a junction to make a right turn and oncoming traffic prevents you from making the turn right away, you should:

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Slow down and stop if necessary. Make sure it is safe to turn. Wait until there is a safe gap between you and any oncoming vehicle. Watch out for cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and other road users.

Check your mirrors and blind spot again to make sure you are not being overtaken, then make the turn.

Highway code rule: 179.

#18: When is it necessary to obstruct drivers who wish to pass you?

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If a driver is trying to overtake you, maintain a steady course and speed, slowing down if necessary to let the vehicle pass. Never obstruct drivers who wish to pass.

Highway code rule: 168.

#19: Signs have different colours and shapes for easy identification. Traffic signs giving warnings are generally which shape?

There are three basic types of traffic sign: regulatory signs that tell you what to do, warnings signs that warn, and information and direction signs. Each type has a different shape. Triangles are warning signs.

#20: When may you drive faster than the speed limit?

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You MUST NOT exceed the maximum speed limits for the road and for your vehicle.

Highway code rule: 125.



How to Use Mock Test to Prepare for Your Driving Licence Exam

This first multiple-choice test has 20 questions about road rules, signs, and signals. You should correctly answer 17 of these questions before continuing. Result is shown at the end of the test!

Like all of our mock tests, questions are drawn from a larger pool – a different pool for each mock test!

U.K. Highway Code

Remember, you need to know most of the road rules found in the U.K. Highway Code to pass the exam.

The Highway Code is also an excellent source later in life, when you need to check facts or refresh your knowledge.

Study Tips

When you study the Highway Code, use notes to rewrite information with your own words. The longer, the better.

Scribbling down road rules with your own words triggers a reflecting process which helps you learn faster and better.

If possible, discuss rules, questions, and answers with a teacher or a parent. They can give you helpful advice or insights. After studying the code or handbooks, take as many practice tests as you need. Mock questions will cover all areas necessary to pass the DVSA examination. But remember, quality first, quantity second. Don’t try to memorise answers. Focus on true understanding.

You will most likely miss one or two questions on each mock test. Understand why you miss a question and try to find patterns in your weaknesses. Did you read too quickly? Did you jump at an answer without reading all options? Or did you simply not know the answer?

The best learning comes from drilling your weaknesses to perfection.

Road Rules – Found an Error?

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